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Sons & Daughters
Criss, son of the Water and Fire Elementals, is an angry and conflicted young dragon with a buried heart of gold. While many dragons are most at home in the sea or the sky, Criss prefers to keep his feet firmly planted on the ground, thank you so very much. But if he could only embrace his Water heritage, he would find that he can breathe underwater just as well as he can breathe air!
Kysannis lay draped and tangled on a tree branch, sleeping on an archway above a paved path. She had her head slightly tilted upwards, towards the sunlight, appreciating the full shine. She could feel her energy building as she absorbed the light through photosynthetic powers gifted to her through her heritage of both Light and Earth. It was these these times of the centuries that were her favorite.
She loved the Forest, mostly because of the beauty woven by the domed branches, and the natural peacefulness of the Earthen lands. She wouldn't ask to live anywhere else. Not in her wildest dreams would she want to step foot on Eien's rotten, dead territory, nor Akhil's dark tunnels. The Ice territory was just plain cold, and the Fire territory too hot. No, the Earth domain was just right, and it blended all climates and components of the universe beautifully, creating an element that had its own unique qualities.
But Kysannis wasn't one to lounge around too much, either. After all, she had aimed to get out of this place when she was younger. She was still quite young, in fact. Although she had come back and chosen, after exploring the world, the Earth Territory to be her sanctuary and homeland, the spirit of adventure never died within her. And now she was yearning to fly again.
Her ears pricked as they picked up the most subtle of footsteps. Occasionally, an animal would dart down the path, and she would watch it, amused, as it skittered by beneath her, frantically trying to find its home or another safe zone. A predator would sometimes be chasing a poor animal. Kysannis did nothing to intervene. It was Nature at work, working to harmonize the world. It was not her place to say which animal got to live and which one got to die. Though she pitied the prey, she knew that it needed to play its role in Nature as a victim of predation.
She could tell by the way of the footfalls that it was something larger than a regular predator, and certainly larger than a prey animal. A Creation, perhaps? Her mother? Her father? Another Lesser Elemental? A mischievous grin spread over her face as she glanced towards the source of the sound. Whatever the case, they would have to cross her first if they wanted to reach their destination.
Criss was in a forest and he did not like it. He hated how the trees closed in on him, cutting off the sky and, more importantly, his line of sight. Not to mention, the temperature was too cool for his liking. Then, there was all of the water that was much too plentiful. Besides all of that, his biggest problem was that he was completely lost.
The Lesser Elemental knew he was in the Earth territory but he had no idea how to get out of it.
It was all the fault of that stupid Death creation, Imp. The little grey dragon had led Criss off on a merry chase and had easily lost the much larger dragon. Now, Criss was alone in a strange place. After stumbling through the forest making far too much noise, even for a dragon of his size, he had found a narrow path. With nothing else to go on, the red and blue dragon was now following the trail.
Completely unsure of himself, Criss walked cautiously, looking as miserable as he felt. He knew that the Earth territory was plentiful in dragons and he had no desire to meet any of them. They were sure to be bigger and stronger than he was and also sure to say something when they found out he was a Lesser Elemental. Not that he had any proof of this but having lived a lonely life in the Fire territory, it was all the young dragon had to go on. All this Son of Fire and Water wanted was to go home.
The pawsteps were stopping and starting periodically. Kysannis's curiosity grew, and she stretched her neck, peering down towards the ground, waiting for the creature to arrive. Finally, it did, and she raised an eyebrow at its appearance.
It was perhaps the strangest dragon she'd ever seen. Half of his body was reddish, and the other half was blue. His body looked lean and fit; he did not look like someone who had a lot of brute strength. Kysannis deducted that he was a Lesser Elemental, a son of fire and water. Or of fire and ice. She had never even knew he existed, despite all her travelling around the Islands. Maybe he had stayed cooped up in one place the whole time. These were the kind of people that Kysannis loved teasing the most. They always got so defensive, or scared, and it made her laugh, how they tried to hide themselves. Once or twice, one of them would strike up an easy-going conversation with her, and she would actually make a friend, or learn something. Most of the time, though, they pushed her out of the way, and she actually took little pleasure in being ignored.
From his tentative steps to his furtive, darting glances, he looked like he was lost. He should get out more often, she thought, smirking. Oh, this was going to be a lot of fun. She waited until he was right about to be below her, then dropped the upper half of her body down in front of him, her arms crossed in front of her chest, a mischievous grin spreading across her face. She narrowed her eyes playfully at him, as if she was going to mug him.
"Well hello there, fellow Lesser. You don't look like you're one of my siblings. Care for a tour of the magnificent Earthen Lands?" she greeted, spreading her arms out, gesturing to the whole of the forest and beyond.
The last thing that Criss had expected was for a strange creature-long, green and sinewy was his first impression and his mind immediately said snake-to come from above him, hanging there and blocking his way. Completely taken by surprise, the red and blue dragon leapt backwards, his frill flaring completely out as it always did when he needed to make himself appear bigger than he actually was. His amber eyes widened and he could feel his heart pounding, even as he dimly recognized that the creature in front of him was not, in fact, a snake but a dragon. Though, she was certainly the strangest dragon he had ever seen, looking more wolf than dragon. Then, her words registered with him and he slowly relaxed: his frill slowly settled back down along his neck and his heart slowed back to its steady rhythm. He studied the stranger with his almond shaped eyes boldly, as if he had never reacted so strongly to begin with.
Another Lesser Elemental, half of Earth, at least. Criss had never met another Lesser Elemental. He knew he wasn't the only one in existence, knew that he had a half-brother, in fact but he had never met him, either. This was a new opportunity for the young dragon and he could feel his curiosity bubbling to the surface more as his fear receded. It also helped that this fellow Lesser was smaller than he was and his confidence also rose.
"No, I don't want a tour of your stupid lands! There's no place better than the Fire territory and I haven't seen anything here to change my mind," Criss said hotly, sounding much like a petulant child in tone.
Kysannis laughed as the visitor stumbled back, taking a start at her sudden appearance. Suddenly, the scales on the back of his neck flared out, forming a gigantic frill around his head that looked just plain silly to her. Cracking another grin, she waited for him to come back to his senses. She could feel him studying her, and, realizing that he wasn't in any immediate danger, began to relax, his ruff of scales beginning to fold back again.
Suddenly, he seemed to gather himself. "No, I don't want a tour of your stupid lands! There's no place better than the Fire territory and I haven't seen anything here to change my mind," the bicolored dragon snapped. Kysannis pretended to back off, holding her paws out in front of her as if he was threatening her.
"Okay, okay, jeez, mister tree-up-you-butt," she said, smiling widely again. "I totally agree that the Fire territory's utter shit. I mean, it's all dry and stuff. How the devil are you supposed to freakin' live in it? So you live on the water territory, then? You are part fire and water, right?" she added, gesturing to his two-toned body. Crossing her arms again, she looked him up and down, feigning disapproval. "Who are you, anyway? Never seen you around, and I've traveled the world, really. Can I help you?"
He didn't seem like the dragon who would have time for her games, and would be extremely frustrated if she kept them up. He was much larger than her, too, and would probably twist her into a knot (like Akhil did when she tried to fool around while talking to him). Plus, she was taking a slight interest in just seeing who he really was. And so, she found herself actually trying to make conversation. So far, though, he just seemed like a lost douche.
BIC: Criss had just met this dragon and he already found her irritating. He could totally take her in a fight (probably) and yet she never stopped smiling. What did she know about anything? Though, the Lesser Elemental had to admit that she wasn't afraid and seemed to match his boldness with her own confident manner. They could definitely have a reasonable conversation (maybe).
Criss snorted, "Most dragons just don't have what it takes but I am half Fire and living there is a snap. Just because my father is the Water Elemental doesn't make me a fish. I'd live in water as easily as you would. What are you? Half dragon, half wolf? I didn't know such a thing was possible!"
Here the Fire and Water Son stepped closer to his fellow Lesser Elemental. She talked just as much as he did when he had someone to talk to but he wasn't just going to spill everything to her without getting some of his own answers in return. He had been absorbed in their conversation but he glanced quickly around them, just to make sure he hadn't been drawn into a trap. For all he knew, this dragoness was just a lure for some larger, meaner dragons. The trees were as close and confining as ever and he flicked his tail, unnerved.
OOC: OK, so I just discovered that Criss is a bit of a smart alec and definitely sarcastic. I'll be adding that to his character profile.
"Most dragons just don't have what it takes but I am half Fire and living there is a snap. Just because my father is the Water Elemental doesn't make me a fish," the dragon retorted. "I'd live in water as easily as you would. What are you? Half dragon, half wolf? I didn't know such a thing was possible!"
His insult didn't faze her. So what if her facial features made her look like a wolf? She thought that was cool. Apparently, others didn't think so. "So what if I am?" she smirked, looking him in the eye again and raising a brow, her arms still crossed and teeth bared to show her canines. Let him think what he wanted to. It wasn't like his opinions would destroy her life.
She picked up on his reply, and she also picked up on his subtle, darting glances at his surroundings. Obviously he thought she must be luring him into something; that there was probably some other guy hiding in the trees waiting to jump on him. Well, the big lug was wrong, but she didn't want to give him that idea. So, just for the heck of it, she made some of the trees and plants around them bend forward, slightly blocking them in. A couple vines crept up around his feet, tapping him gently on the toes with their leaves. Giving him another grin of the devil, she observed his words again.
He'd quickly changed the subject to her after claiming that he couldn't live in water that well. Hm. It seemed like she'd hit upon a weakness, or a subject of embarrassment. She decided to attack him on it.
"Can't live in water, huh? That's sad. I'm half Earth, half Light, and I can swim." This was a lie. But no need to break it to him until necessary. "Are you scared? Care to join me in a little contest?" It was a huge impulse, one that made her scared, because, as aforementioned, she couldn't swim. Perhaps she could shift into something that had the ability, like a seadragon. Still, she couldn't resist trying to see his reaction.
Half Earth, half Light. Learning this information about the other dragon would have eased Criss' nerves slightly if he hadn't realized rather quickly that the trees and plants seemed to be closing in on him. He felt something crawling along his feet and he gave an irritated growl, shaking whatever it was off. His frill once more raised slightly away from his neck. He took a few steps away from the other Lesser Elemental, where the path they were standing on was more clear.
Being able to see behind him once more, Criss forced his frill to lay flat. For the first time, he began to suspect the stranger of lying to him. He spent a lot of time with a mythomane and he had learned a lot about the art due to that. He recognized that she seemed to have gotten a bit carried away with herself and he snorted. It wasn't really her words that did it but rather his own knowledge of the water.
This knowledge actually surprised the Son of Fire and Water. Up to this moment, he did not give water much thought, since it never came up in his territory. Just looking at this Daughter of Light and Earth he noticed, that if she were telling the truth, she would be quite a poor swimmer. Her fur looked too thick and heavy, those crystals did not help with streamlining and those four sets of wings that she had would also get in the way. He had called her out on it earlier, having picked up on this before he had even given it conscious thought.
Criss didn't question where this understanding of what would and what would not work in water did not bother him too much. He just figured it was something he had been born with as other dragons were born or created with knowledge about the Elementals and their own place on the island. Now what to do with what he knew? Having learned from Imp, confronting a liar wasn't the best course of action, since it usually made them defensive. There was certainly a better way to handle this.
The young Lesser Elemental smirked, amber eyes gleaming. "Fine. If you can show me that you can swim first, then I will gladly join you in the water...if you don't drown in the attempt. The only thing I can see that would help you now is your serpentine body. Everything else about you says you'll sink before you can swim."
Kysannis took satisfaction in seeing him cower slightly when the vegetation began to close the path off. The dragon backed away for some distance, making sure the trail was visible and clear. She smirked, watching him squirm. Coward, she thought snidely. The other Lesser's frill was raised slightly, a sight she found silly. It was like his head was wreathed in a gigantic bicolored flower.
The stranger looked her up and down, trying to pick out how to call her bluff. Finally, he said, "Fine. If you can show me that you can swim first, then I will gladly join you in the water...if you don't drown in the attempt. The only thing I can see that would help you now is your serpentine body. Everything else about you says you'll sink before you can swim."
Kysannis shrugged nonchalantly, having figured out her plan. "Right you are! But I have ways around that, kiddo." Stretching, she flew a short distance away to a rushing river. Just for show, she shot up high into the air and dived straight down into the water, morphing smoothly into a swimming snake, slicing through the tumbling rapids. The coldness of the water shocked her at first, but she welcomed it; it was nice to experience it after spending such a long time sunbathing. She should really swim more often. She would've had a better performance for the visitor.
She made her way to the banks, and slithered onto the land, changing back into her normal draconian appearance. Her emerald-green fur was soaked and several shades darker, but her eyes glistened with triumph, having found a loophole in her own challenge. "Now, let's see you."
TAGS;;27th CHARACTERS;; Criss OOC;; By the way, I apologize if I seem to be "godmodding." I'm making it seem as if Kysannis can see through anything Criss says, but that's part of her personality. ^^ We'll see what happens down the road, I guess. She may trip up sooner or later.
BIC: Naïve as Criss was, it had never occurred to him that any dragon could do what this Daughter had just done. His frill flared out, half in horror and half in awe. He had never seen anything more terrifying in his entire life. He could only watch in silence as she returned to land and her original form. There was a reason he did not trust strangers and this dragoness had just confirmed that all over again.
The blue and red dragon felt himself tremble as he realized that his own bravado had taken him a step too far. Now what was he going to do? His hydrophobia was real. Criss swallowed, his mouth very dry. Oh how he wished that he were back home now, where there wasn't so much as a drop of liquid to be found that wasn't magma.
Criss had definitely not meant what he had said and suddenly his extreme fear turned to extreme anger. He turned away from the river, eyes glowing hot and his frill flared completely out. He had no powers of his own to speak of and he wondered what else this strange dragoness could do but he didn't care about that anymore. He was lost and afraid and he just wouldn't take this green wolf-snake-dragon's nonsense anymore.
"You're think you're so brilliant because you can shapeshift but so what? That may be a nice trick but you wouldn't survive one day in the Fire territory. You may be able to handle water but you wouldn't know what to do with a smoggle near an erupting volcano and you certainly wouldn't be able to go weeks without your precious plants and rivers and trees. You have no idea what it's like to be able to run faster than anything in a completely open space and don't know what its like to live all alone without another living creature in sight for months or know that your only friend isn't really a friend at all but a Death creation that's a pathological liar or wonder why you were born of the two most incompatible elements in existence, other than Life and Death. You don't know what any of that is like and you never will."
Criss had let himself get carried away in his anger and he didn't even know what all he had said but he was panting with the effort of all of those words that he carried with him and could never let go of. He lashed his long, whip-like tail once and then turned to walk away. This dragoness was no help to him at all. He would be better off alone, like always. He would find his way home, no matter how long it took.
OOC: That's fine, Lion. Criss is not an experienced dragon. So, if he is transparent to particularly sharp dragons, its not surprising.
So, do with the above what you will, Lion. It just so happens that Kysannis has unintentionally pushed Criss to his breaking point.
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Samantha: And Paradox was amazing Dae! I enjoyed writing Adutaine opposite them. =)
Apr 23, 2018 12:02:57 GMT
Samantha: I get that Blazeh, no worries. <3 The site is pretty dead, it was just me and 27th and we couldn't keep it going on our own.
Apr 23, 2018 12:00:45 GMT
DaeSiggil: Oops, I know I haven't often helped by disappearing as I did. But still thinking about this place! <3
Apr 18, 2018 16:11:08 GMT
Verridith: Hey hon, love you guys but haven't seen anything happen since 2017 ;A; hope all are well! But have to remove you from BTACD's sister sites. I'm sorry! </3 </3 </3
Apr 6, 2018 12:22:38 GMT
Samantha: Exactly! It can be tricky, back home most of my friends are just from school, university or work. xD And it was lovely. They were all so lovely, the ones I was with spent the whole time talking about history, it was fun and edumacational.
Sept 30, 2017 10:02:29 GMT
27th: Wow! You got to have dinner with the authors? Making new friends is always nice. I know that struggle as I don't socialize like my peers.
Sept 12, 2017 18:00:11 GMT
Samantha: that great at doing haha (I don't like going out to parties and stuff, which seems to be the main way people my age socialise.)
Sept 11, 2017 23:11:00 GMT
Samantha: -looks at timestamp on last reply- Eeeek, apologies for the delay! But yeah it was AMAZING. My favourite author signed my favourite book, and we even had dinner with the authors one of the nights. Plus, I made some new friends, which I don't tend to be
Sept 11, 2017 23:10:37 GMT
27th: That sounds very cool! I would have loved going to something like that.
Aug 20, 2017 21:03:22 GMT
Samantha: It just means 'science fiction and fantasy.' So it was a conference for authors of these things, and scholars who study them!
Aug 19, 2017 21:10:27 GMT
27th: Glad you had a good time in Sweden! What is SFF?
Aug 11, 2017 16:08:48 GMT
Samantha: Sorry for the disappearance. I was in Sweden for an SFF conference- it was pretty cool!
Aug 11, 2017 10:48:27 GMT
Samantha: It's sad, yeah. We need more members to have more staff, we need more staff to keep the place active, and we need to have the place active to get more members. Sort of a vicious cycle. =P
Jul 31, 2017 16:46:13 GMT
Samantha: The problem is that the main person who likes to run contests, Riv, also has a tendency to disappear. xD And I don't have the time and the energy to run this place proper on my own.
Jul 31, 2017 16:45:38 GMT
27th: Yes, it is a lot of work. Though, I agree it could be worth the effort. As far as contests go, we've tried them here at DotE before. I don't know how well any of them worked but we it couldn't hurt to try.
Jul 30, 2017 5:53:42 GMT
R: Could try a contest?
Jul 29, 2017 4:40:04 GMT
shadow: Well. Yea. That also is a lot of work. It would be worth it though
Jul 28, 2017 4:12:51 GMT
27th: Well, recruitment would be key to that. Contacting the members we already have to try and get them to participate here would also be part of that.
Jul 26, 2017 15:52:29 GMT
shadow: I wonder what would happen if we tried to make it alive again
Jul 25, 2017 19:48:19 GMT